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This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Primary Readers EE

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Primary Readers EE ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
The State Archives of Florida provides public access to a wide variety of materials documenting the military service of Floridians. Many have been digitized, although others remain available only in hard copy or microfilm. Today's webinar explores a ...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storywalk

10:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Garden - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events, Storytimes
Details:
Stroll through our Reading Garden with your little one as YOU become the storyteller. Enjoy a different book the first Saturday of every month! Best suited for ages 7 and under, but all ages can participate. In case of rain, Storywalks will ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversation Cafe

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Details:
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota. ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Ask a Teenager

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Osprey Public Library at Historic Spanish Point
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Details:
Looking for assistance with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop? Technology help is available in the Osprey Library on Saturday afternoons.  Bring your own device, or use the library's public computers. Reservations are suggested, but dr...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Gulf Gate Chess Club

12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games
Details:
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome. ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Games, Movies
Details:
Please check the Teen Zone calendar flyer for more program information. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

LEGO Club

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Details:
Ages 5 and up. Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. Creations will be on display in the youth area for one week following the programs. LEGO pieces are provided by The Friends of Selby Publ...
Branches:
Elsie Quirk Public Library, Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library, Fruitville Public Library, Gulf Gate Public Library, North Port Public Library, Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library, Osprey Public Library at Historic Spanish Point, Selby Public Library, Shannon Staub Public Library, William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
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Labor Day ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Read, learn, and grow with us! Join us online for a Facebook Live Virtual Storytime. Come and join your favorite librarian from one of our 10 branches! Missed this event? No problem, visit SRQCountyPlay on Facebook for archived videos. How...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Details:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Group Study Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Details:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Drop in to receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.

Baby Rhyme & Sign Time

10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, and toys. Older siblings welcome. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Master Gardeners

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Details:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help fro...

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This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Writers Circle

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups
Details:
This group is great for teens who love creative writing. Some things that our meetings will cover include: designing characters, writing short stories (or even long ones!), poetry, plotlines, group projects, story prompts, games, and more! All teens ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Zen Coloring

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Details:
For ages 8-18. 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Young Adults section. Relieve stress by getting in tune with your inner child and tap into your creative, happy place. We'll provide the coloring supplies such as gel pens and colored pencils and a varie...
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Read with the Dogs

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Special Events
Details:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interactions. For ages 5 and up; younger children w...

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Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Virtual
Details:
Join us for a fast and fun craft geared toward adults! How did you like our program? Let us know here! ...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education foundation. We send children’s books to the International Space Station. While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves readin...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Details:
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can pra...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Special Events, Storytimes
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited; pick up a ti...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knit and Crocheting Group

10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instruct...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Friendly informal book discussions, newcomers welcome! ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Families
Program Type: Educational, Special Events, Storytimes
Details:
For parents and babies ages birth to seven months old. Bringing a baby into the world can fill our hearts with joy and love, and our minds with questions and wonder. Join other families navigating the newborn phase in a supportive, fun, and inform...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Socrates Cafe

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Details:
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Lego Club

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Games
Details:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. For ages 4 and up. ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Baby Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Adults, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, songs, parachute time and peek-a-boo scarf songs. For ages 0-1 years old. ...

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Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.